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What Are Plasson Fittings And What Are They Used For?

Plasson fittings have revolutionised the way that polyethylene pipes fit together. Find out more about what they are and what they’re used for in this post.

When it comes to the plumbing world, there are lots of terminologies that, if you’re not a professional plumber, you may not be familiar with.

From electrofusion fittings and flange adapters to everything in between, there’s a lot to familiarise yourself with – especially if you’re taking on a plumbing project of your own.

Plasson fittings are just one of the terms you might come across.

But what are they and what are they used for?

Our experts here at Total Pipes reveal everything you need to know about plasson fittings and why they’re so important in this article.

So, what are plasson fittings and what are they used for? 

Plasson fittings have revolutionised the way that polyethylene (PE) water pipes fit together.

They’re designed to suit an array of applications – from domestic water supply and wastewater to agriculture and telecommunications.

These lightweight, maintenance-free push-fit pipe connectors are ideal for use where space is limited, and, thanks to their ability to withstand harsh environments, are suitable for both above and below-ground use.

So, wherever you need a safe, reliable connection, you can count on plasson fittings to get the job done.

How much do plasson fittings cost?

The price really depends on the kind of connection you need, but generally speaking, plasson fittings are relatively inexpensive.

Whilst plasson couplers cost less than £5, you could pay upwards of £30 for like likes of flange adaptors or tapping tees, for example.

At Total Pipes, we supply fittings to suit all projects and budgets, so you needn’t worry about finding something to meet all of your requirements. With us, you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Are they easy to install?

The push-fit connection feature makes the installation process pretty much foolproof.

The method you use depends on the exact fittings you’ll be installing, but for standard pipe fittings, follow this technique:

Taking your time, slacken the nut until half of the thread is visible. Once you’ve done this, push and twist the pipe into the body via the nut, red split ring and O-ring – using a wrench to tighten the nut back up until it’s fully secure.

For tips on how to connect fittings to other fixtures, check out our previous blog post here.

Purchase plasson fittings at Total Pipes

Here at Total Pipeline Systems, we supply a wide variety of plasson fittings in a range of sizes, so you can be confident you’ll find exactly what you need for your plumbing project.

Not sure which fitting you need? Want to know more about the plasson fittings we have available?

Get in touch with our experts today!

Call 01254 382 000 to chat with us directly, or write to us at and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.